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Making news this week (week ending 13 May)

Discover some of the top news stories impacting the mortgages space in this wrap-up for the week ending 13 May.

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Time taken to save a deposit hits record 11.4 years

Housing affordability has worsened, with the median time required to save a 20 per cent deposit blowing out to 11.4 years, according to a new ANZ-CoreLogic report.

Australians tighten home-buying budgets

Spending on homes dropped in April, while Australians splashed on entertainment and travel, new data reveals.

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Westpac mortgage book rises despite investor slip

Owner-occupiers carried Westpac's mortgage book growth over the six months to March, while the investor segment continued to fall. 

Macquarie grows mortgage book by a third

Macquarie grew its home loan book by 34 per cent in the past year, but its chief has retained a cautious outlook amid ongoing uncertainty.

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